Religious rules or the living Jesus?

Visits to church
For a religious talk
Have little effect
On people’s daily walk.

To go to church and be unaware of the living Jesus is like going to a concert and being unaware of the music. When church took Jesus out of real life and compartmentalized Him to a Sunday service, it caused people to ignore His daily presence

To acknowledge Jesus an hour a week, but ignore Him the rest of the time, is hypocrisy. Religious rules won’t release your heart to overflow with joy, but the risen Jesus will!

To compartmentalize Jesus and separate Him from everyday life misses the point of the Incarnation: Emmanuel, “God with us.”

Religion and government didn’t like Jesus. They wanted Him dead but Jesus made ordinary people come alive with joy!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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